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Spanish soccer league app accused of spying to crack down on football piracy

By Alex Towers and Leo Moore The Spanish Data Protection watchdog (AEPD) has begun a preliminary probe into the official app for Spanish football league, La Liga, which allows them access to the microphones and GPS of users’ smartphones with the aim of potentially identifying showings of football games in the vicinity of the user […]

EU workers: ‘simple’ process to stay in UK post-Brexit

By Helen Burgess With 3.8 million EU citizens in the UK, according to ONS figures, employers have rightly been concerned about maintaining a stable workforce in the lead up to and post-Brexit. Good news is however afoot. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that EU citizens will have to answer three ‘simple’ questions online (or […]

PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

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Deutsche Telekom turns to Ashurst for hire of legal chief

Deutsche Telekom has taken its new head of legal from Ashurst’s Frankfurt office. According to German legal website Juve Claudia Junker, a corporate partner in Frankfurt, will replace AxelLützner in the Deutsche Telekom role. Lützner has held the position since 2008. “Claudia’s departure is much to our regret,” said Reinhard Eyring, head of Germany and […]

Gibson Dunn launches Hong Kong office with GE hire

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has launched an office in Hong Kong after hiring a lawyer from General Electric International. Kelly Austin, who joins the firm as a partner, will head the office, which will focus on corporate transactions and corporate compliance, regulation and investigations. Austin spent eight years in Hong Kong with General Electric International, […]

Ince energy chief resigns over “irregular financial behaviour”

Marine firm Ince & Co’s global head of energy and offshore has resigned after being suspended over “irregular financial behaviour”. Andrew Iyer, whose practice focuses on dispute resolution, resigned today with immediate effect. Legal website RollonFriday reports earlier that he had been suspended. A spokeswoman for the firm said: “We can confirm Mr Andrew Iyer […]

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CC’s Popham predicts UK firms will enter India within two years

Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham has said he expects UK law firms to have a presence in India within two years, as long as a free trade agreement with the EU is signed. Popham said: “If I said 18 months I would probably be optimistic, if I said two and a half years I […]

BPP readies the mortar boards

Fancy setting up a university? This DIY education stuff is catching. First it was Toby Young and his free schools. Now the big society is allowing new providers to enter the higher education market. This week, in a not uncontroversial move, BPP was given degree-awarding status by universities minister David Willetts, making it the first […]

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